DEATH IN D MINOR by ALEXIA GORDON, PLAYLIST 2, Lone Star Book Blogger Tour
DEATH IN D MINOR
Genre: Paranormal Mystery / African American Sleuth
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: July 11, 2017
Number of Pages: 236
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Gethsemane Brown, African-American musician and expatriate to an Irish village, solved a string of murders and got used to living with a snarky ghost. She can rest easy now. Right? Wrong. The ghost has disappeared, her landlord's about to sell to a developer, and her brother-in-law's come to visit. She scrambles to call her spectral roomie back from beyond and find a way to save the cottage from destruction. But real estate takes a backseat when her brother-in-law is accused of stealing a valuable antique. Gethsemane strikes a deal with an investigator to go undercover at a charity ball and snoop for evidence of a forgery/theft ring in exchange for the woman's help clearing him. At the party, she accidentally conjures the ghost of an eighteenth-century sea captain, then ends up the prime suspect in the party host’s murder. She races to untangle a web of phony art and stolen antiques to exonerate herself, then the killer targets her. Will she bring a murderer to justice, or will her encore investigation become her swan song?
PRAISE FOR DEATH IN D MINOR:
Gethsemane Brown is everything an amateur sleuth should be: smart, sassy, talented, and witty even when her back is against the wall. In her latest adventure, she's surrounded by a delightful cast, some of whom readers will remember from Gordon's award-winning debut and all of whom they won't forget. Gordon writes characters we want resurrected.
n Cate Holahan, author of The Widower's
Wife and Lies She Told
Erstwhile ghost conjurer and gifted concert violinist Gethsemane Brown returns in this thoroughly enjoyable follow-up to last year’s Murder in G Major. Facing eviction from the historic seaside cottage she calls home, Gethsemane must clear her brother-in-law’s name - as well as her own - when a priceless artifact goes missing and the wealthy dowager to whom it belonged is “helped” over a high balcony railing. With the help of a spectral sea captain she accidentally summoned, Gethsemane tries to unravel the mystery as the murderer places her squarely in the crosshairs.n Daniel J. Hale, Agatha Award-winning author
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Author Alexia Gordon’s Playlist for Distraction
While packing for one of my previous moves, I forget where, I decided to donate a crate of CDs to a charity resale shop. I'd gotten tired of lugging them from house to house. I started buying music online (except for some vinyl albums I bought to play on my hipster retro record player) and subscribing to streaming music services. Part of the fun of online services is creating playlists, the 21st century version of the mixtape. I have almost as many playlists as I have moods. I select music to play depending on whether I'm happy, sad, angry, frustrated, or in need of inspiration. When I need to distract my monkey mind from the cares and woes of the real-life world and transport my imagination to an Irish pub, I cue one of the many lists filled (mostly) with songs about bars and drink. One, creatively titled "Irish," has 47 pieces, most of them performed by Gaelic Storm. Some of the selections:
"Buckets of Beer"
"Streams of Whiskey"
"All Souls Night"
"An Poc Ar Buile"
"If I Should Fall From Grace With God"
"McCloud's Reel"/"Whup Jamboree"
"The Leaving of Liverpool"
"Rocky Road to Dublin"
"Tell Me Ma"
"Hills of Connemara"
"Drink the Night Away"
"The Ferryman"What's on your playlists? What moods inspire your list creations?
Murder in G Major won the Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best New Novel, and was selected one of Suspense Magazine's Best Debuts. I listen to classical music, drink whiskey, and blog at www.missdemeanors.com featured on Femmes Fatales.
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GRAND PRIZE: Signed Copy of Death in D Minor + Whisky Field Guide, Sea Salt & Bay Rum soy candle, Notepad, $20 Starbucks Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: Signed Copy of Death in D Minor, Ceramic Skull Coffee Mug, $20 Amazon Gift Card
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